MEMPHIS, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--What do you do after winning $528 million dollars and become one of the winners of the biggest lottery jackpot in U.S. history? Go to Graceland! Just a day after Powerball winners John and Lisa Robinson verified their incredible lottery win with Tennessee Lottery officials, Graceland in Memphis was honored to welcome the Munford, Tennessee couple to Elvis’ iconic mansion this past Saturday, along with their friends and family.
Their visit was covered by a Today Show video crew in a story that aired this morning on the NBC morning show. http://www.today.com/news/what-s-it-win-528m-powerball-winners-talk-overwhelming-experience-t67676
The couple had never been to Graceland before but it was something that Lisa Robinson had always wanted to do. The couple was looking for a fun activity for their family after returning to Tennessee, following their trip to New York to appear on The Today Show last Friday to announce that they had the lucky lottery ticket with the winning Powerball numbers.
When asked why they came to Graceland so soon after winning the jackpot, Mr. Robinson said, “Well, I’ve never been here. I just wanted to take everyone out the day after we claimed the prize and verified it. I wanted to have a relaxing day with my wife and my friends.” And what did he think of his visit? “It’s awesome. I wish I would have come sooner. I always liked Elvis. I loved his movies and I loved his music.”
About Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.
Elvis Presley’s Graceland, in Memphis, is music’s most important and beloved landmark, with hundreds of thousands of fans from around the world visiting the historic home each year. Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. (EPE) manages the operations of Graceland, its related properties, including The Guest House at Graceland 450-room hotel, opening in October 2016, as well as the Graceland Archives, featuring thousands of artifacts from Elvis’ home and career. EPE also produces and licenses Elvis-themed live events, tours and attractions worldwide, including “Graceland Presents ELVIS: The Exhibition” at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. Graceland Holdings LLC, led by managing partner Joel Weinshanker, is the majority owner of EPE. In 2015, Graceland was named the world’s “Best Musical Attraction” and “Best Historic Southern Attraction” in the USA Today 10Best Reader's Choice Awards and in 2013, voted the #1 “Iconic American Attraction” in the same poll. For more information on EPE and Graceland, visit www.graceland.com.
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